In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes:
On Texas guard Andrew Jones’ recent Twitter videos:
Texas basketball player Andrew Jones has been very active lately, from posting videos of himself shooting around to tweeting about his day to thousands of people around the country who are emotionally invested in him beating leukemia. The video of him shooting last week has reached nearly 800,000 views. We’re pulling for you, Drew.
This weekend, Texas junior sprinter Mariam Abdul-Rashid competed in the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., achieved two personal records and and dedicated her performance to Jones. Hers is the latest in a wonderful outpouring of support, from fellow Texas athletes to the entire campus to opponents who have worn the Boom AJ1 T-shirts, to countless leukemia patients writing him letters. It’s a heartwarming show of love and humanity as Jones continues his treatments.
One suggestion, Jones fans: Please stay away from websites that are selling Jones T-shirts online that aren’t affiliated with the university or his family. If you want to make sure your money goes to the Jones family fund, click here.
Don’t reward cyber animals who are seeking to make a quick buck off a young man’s misfortune. There’s a special place in hell for them.
On Texas guard Brooke McCarty turning around her shooting slump:
My former Statesman colleague Mark Rosner asked Texas guard Brooke McCarty after Saturday’s win over Kansas State if she felt confident she would break out of her extended three-point slump.
“It’s a process,” McCarty said with a slight hesitation, drawing laughs from her teammates and the media. The reigning Big 12 player of the year is shooting only 32 percent from three-point range after making 43 percent behind the money line her junior year. She is shooting only 29 percent from deep over her last 10 games.
Here’s why Texas fans shouldn’t worry about their mercurial mighty mite. McCarty hasn’t let her outside shooting struggles affect other parts of her game. She is still playing hard on both ends of the floor and doing a great job of running the offense.
The threes will eventually fall. She’s too good for them not to.
For the rest of Cedric’s Nuggets, including his thoughts on Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Cavaliers post trade deadline, click here.
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